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Trans-Canada location, on-site hot tub, suites with mini-fridges and microwaves

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free local calls, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the highway
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
Cons
  • Many guests thought that the interior appeared dated and were in need of upgrades
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 8, 2013
Overview
This property is situated on the Trans-Canada Highway and is a 3-minute drive from the dining and shopping district in downtown Golden. With the intersection of Highway 95 and the Trans-Canada Highway 1 minute away by car, this hotel is well located for guests looking to explore the area by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a hair dryer, a TV, a coffeemaker, a desk and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with two double beds, one queen bed or two queen beds. 

Suites provide more spacious accommodations and also include a mini-fridge and a microwave. Suites are furnished with one queen bed or two queen beds.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $10 per pet, per night (maximum of two pets per room).

A free breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am.

Other on-site amenities include an a hot tub and ice/vending machines. 

The Golden Golf and Country Club is 6 minutes away by car, while the Golden Heliport is an 8-minute drive away. The base of Kicking Horse Mountain is a 25-minute drive away and features access to the gondolas, a skating rink, restaurants and boutique shops. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 6, 2013: The free breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am.
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The Good
Many guests described generally satisfactory experiences at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis, and many reviewers indicated that they utilized this hotel for a simple one night stop-over.

Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and a couple of guests mentioned that the pet fees were reasonable ($10 per pet, per night).

Many guests appreciated the convenience of the highway location and a few reviewers mentioned finding restaurants nearby.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and knowledgeable service, however a few reviewers did not have a positive experience with the staff (see below for more details).

Several guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable. Despite the hotel's proximity to the highway, several reviewers found their rooms to be quiet. A few guests mentioned finding their beds to be comfortable.

There were mixed comments about the free breakfast, however several guests appreciated that a free breakfast was provided.
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The Bad
Among the reviews sourced for this editorial, there were a few concerns and complaints shared by guests.

Many guests described their rooms as dated and in need of upgrades. A couple of reviewers specifically mentioned that their rooms were equipped with older-style TVs and one guest described her room as "a little shabby".

As mentioned above, there were mixed reviews about the free breakfast. Several guests thought that the breakfast selection was disappointing and sparse. One reviewer noted that there was no fresh fruit offered.

While several guests found their rooms to be clean, a few reviewers said that their rooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations.

Many guests found the front desk agents to be friendly, however, a few reviewers thought that the agents they encountered were disinterested. One guest described the front desk staff as "miserable and rude".
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.3 out of 5, with 70% of 23 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #6 out of 16 properties in Golden, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 55 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 6, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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16 / out of 17
hotels in Golden

Rated 6.0/10 based on 208 reviews

Ranked #16 out of 17 hotels in Golden

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Map Marker Super 8 Golden
1047 TransCanada Hwy 1, Golden, BC